Author: Mike Spencer

Hob In Shadow Causes Mystery Meals

We’ve had the same kitchen design since moving into the house from new.    Although having a brand spanking new kitchen was fantastic, as was having the rest of the house, there have always been a few things about the design that have irked us.  Take for instance the ergonomic layout of the main kitchen –…


Patio & Outdoor Cooking Helpful With Kitchen Refurb

Summer is definitely the time to start thinking about re-arranging and renovating a kitchen . . . if it has to be done.  My neighbours are doing exactly that.  I’ve heard about this project since they moved in two years ago.  Funding for such a project is the first matter and then once that was…


Kitchen Update Growing Like Topsy

Everybody has to have access to kitchen space or some means of anaging food storage and preparation.  whether we live in a one bedroomed apartment, or a luxury mansion, the basic need for such facilities is inescapable.  You never know what you’re going to be faced with when you rent a pad either.  Those flats…


Being Front Of House Queue For Service

Needing to update a home during a time of national upheaval is possibly not the most important item on any family agenda but when we think about it,  the companies that design, build and fit kitchen refurbishments and renovations are possibly twitching nervously at the current lockdown.  They’re wondering how they may possibly benefit from…


Embarrassingly Tatty Kitchen Needs The Skip

Oh my poor old kitchen is looking desperately dowdy.  It’s nearly twenty years since we moved in, everything absolutely brand new.  In fact we had to wait for the builders to finish one or two little niggling jobs before the site agents could release the key once they’d had the critical ‘yes, funds paid in…


Antique Or Old Fashioned Sentimentality

When we want to update our home and do something really exciting with the interior design, it can be pretty daunting once the excitement of the ideas phase has passed.  Not everyone is very good at getting the ideas down in logical form on paper to be able to move on to the next stage. …


Evolution Of Domestic Interior Design

Whenever I travel about on holiday, I like to look at old buildings – this stems from family holidays.  Each was meticulously planned to take in at least one cathedral, or important church, a couple of heritage properties and the odd museum or gallery.  It was always good to see the different room settings, perhaps…


Kitchen Expert Checks Out Layout & Plumbing Needs

You know when the time has come to spend on the home – the kitchen starts to look just a little shabby and as does mine now, the worktops have seen better days and that stainless steel sink . . . .   Knowing how to go about getting a new kitchen is one of those…


Jam & Allottment Fare With Just A Little Jerusalem

My pals and I were discussing the forthcoming village allottment and produce show that is taking place in the village shortly.  There will be the usual competitions to find the largest veg and whitest parsnips etc.  The same winners will step forward – as they have done year in, year out.  The local community groups…


Kitchen Perfection Up For Debate

Knowing what we want in a kitchen is very much a personal matter.  I know many women who argue about this with their partner for weeks at a time and it’s so energy sapping.  Everyone in a family sharing a home probably has a viewpoint on the subject of kitchen layout – but really it…